TOC – Online Marketing, What is Working to Move Units

February 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

TOC – The real title of this presentation is…. So an Author, a Publisher, and a Reader Walk into a Bar…  Feb. 24 Speakers:  Malle Vallik, eHARLEQUIN, and Bob Carlton, LibreDigital Bob and Malle discussed online marketing and what is working to move units. They felt this would be a great conversation in a bar, thus […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Marketing

Webinar Summary- Consumer Book Trends 2009 – Hosted by Bowker & AAP

December 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Attended the Bowker/AAP webinar on consumer book trends for 2009.  This focused on Q3 numbers in 2009 with a close look at 2 user groups -  18 – 29 year old males and 30 – 40 year old females.  My notes are below, pardon the typos, was typing fast and furious to catch the data. […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Surveys/Statistics

AAP/Bowker Webinar on Consumer Book Buying – Dec. 16th

December 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Wednesday, December 16th from 2 – 3 p.m. EST, AAP and Bowker will host a webinar on consumer book buying.  I attended a webinar back in October moderated and presented by Tina Jordan and Kelly Gallagher and it was really informative and well organized, both were excellent speakers.  The details of the webinar are below […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Surveys/Statistics

US Consumer Book Buying webinar, summary

October 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Bowker and AAP sponsored a webinar today on US Consumer Book Buying.  It was incredibly well organized and full of good data.  My notes and comments are included below. Speakers Tina Jordan (AAP)  moderator Kelly Gallagher (Bowker) speaker 2009 data, first 6 months, based on what consumer is buying/reading 2008 – e-commerce the dominant channel […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Surveys/Statistics

Webinar on Consumer Book Buying

September 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Bowker Press Release – Bowker and AAP Will Host Webinar on Consumer Book Buying “The Big Picture” Will Highlight 2009 Consumer Demographics and Behavior NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ–(Marketwire – September 22, 2009) – Who is today’s book consumer, where are they shopping and how successful are we at reaching them will be the subject […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Surveys/Statistics

Recent Articles

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve marked the following articles in my delicious account, which are also listed on the NSR home page. Some numbers on popularity of ereaders As classrooms go digital, textbooks are history Random House, other pubs miserly toward IDPF/ePub, but new e-readers and Sigil editor show there’s hope Blackwell and Ingram sign ebook deal; Credo partnering […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest

New blog interview – Andy Weissberg, Bowker & ISTC

July 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

NSR has a great new interview posted with Andy Weissberg, VP of Identifier Services and Corporate Marketing at Bowker.  One of Andy’s tasks at Bowker is the ISTC, the International Standard Text Code.  This interview discusses the ISTC, ISBN, and other standards which relate to the publishing industry (for ordering/selling/tracking) and for libraries.  It’s a […]

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Tags: Interviews · Standards · Vendor News

ISTC – International Standard Text Code

July 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Last Friday at the NISO/BISG forum on changing standards I heard a presentation by Andy Weissberg at Bowker on the ISTC standard.  This standard was adopted in March of 2009 and according to an ISTC press release, “The ISTC system provides a means of uniquely and persistently identifying textual works in information systems, and facilitates […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Press Releases · Standards